BlackBerry made its signature Messenger chat service available on Monday afternoon to users of Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms after weeks of delay. However, customers who did not pre-register to get the app will likely need to get a spot in line and wait a bit before getting access.
U.S. Cellular and Sprint prepaid brand Boost Mobile confirmed they will begin selling Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c models on Nov. 8, becoming the last major U.S. carriers to do so.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere appears to be hinting that T-Mobile will sell service for Apple's new iPads.
Apple has told the two companies that assemble its iPhones to cut orders for its lower-priced iPhone 5c, according to multiple reports, which could signal weaker-than-expected demand for the device compared to the more expensive iPhone 5s.
A year ago, it was widely reported that the Apple iPhone 5 would not support simultaneous voice and data for legacy CDMA operators such as Sprint and Verizon Wireless. What a difference a year does not make. ABI Research reported that Apple still does not support SVLTE or SVDO for simultaneous voice and data in the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
Wi-Fi networks are buckling under the strain of increased data traffic brought on by mobile operating system updates. Some universities saw a 300 percent increase in traffic when Apple's iOS 7 was pushed to the public.
According to research firm Strategy Analytics, the global smartphone applications processor market continued to boom, growing 44 percent year-over-year to reach $4.4 billion in the second quarter.
This holiday season could give the online video industry a boost. Two major new video game consoles are set to debut before the end of the year, Amazon reportedly has its own new device nearly ready, Roku just refreshed its line of streaming devices, TiVo has a slew of new DVRs with extra online-video features and Google's $35 Chromecast is already the best-selling item in Amazon's electronics department.
Multipath TCP, currently being used by Apple in iOS 7 to combine cellular and Wi-Fi for use by its voice-query Siri technology, could be tweaked to provide a 10- to 20-fold bandwidth increase, according to researchers in a multi-university group.
BlackBerry it still a public company, and though it declined to hold a conference call to discuss its weak quarterly results last week, the company exposed the depth of its problems and challenges in a regulatory filing. The filing lays bare that the company is struggling in emerging markets, especially against smartphones running Google's Android software, where it once found growth and success.